New Jersey Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in New Jersey.
New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act
New Jersey is considering a death with dignity bill that would allow terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
How to Become an Organ Donor in New Jersey
To be part of the solution to the ongoing need for donated organs and tissues, take the following steps to become a donor after your death.
Burial & Cremation Laws in New Jersey
Each state has laws affecting what happens to a body after death. Here are some answers to common questions about post-death matters in New Jersey.
Making a Will in New Jersey
How to make a will in New Jersey, and what can happen if you don't.
Make a Living Trust in New Jersey
What is a living trust? A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called a trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, called a beneficiary.
New Jersey Estate Tax
New Jersey collects both an inheritance tax and its own estate tax, separate from the federal estate tax.
New Jersey Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in New Jersey.
What Happens to Digital Assets in New Jersey
Who will have authority to access or manage your digital assets after you die? In New Jersey, no one will – not even your executor.
New Jersey Inheritance Tax
New Jersey is one of only a few states that impose both an inheritance tax and a state estate tax.
Intestate Succession in New Jersey
What happens if you die without a will? Learn about intestacy in New Jersey.
Making a Financial Power of Attorney in New Jersey
Why do I need a New Jersey financial power of attorney? If you become ill or injured and you can't take care of your own finances, someone else must step in to help.
Do I Need to Have My New Jersey Living Will Witnessed or Notarized?
In New Jersey, your health care directives may consist of one or more documents, depending on your wishes.
New Jersey Living Wills and Proxy Directives: What You Need to Know
Create your New Jersey combined advance directive for health care (power of attorney and living will).
New Jersey's Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form
A New Jersey Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form can help you direct your medical care if you're facing a life-threatening medical condition. Find out how it works.
New Jersey Probate: An Overview
The basics of wrapping up an estate in New Jersey.
Probate Shortcuts in New Jersey
New Jersey offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Avoiding Probate in New Jersey
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.